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Burning Bridges
Set Adrift
Ripples in the Dirac Sea
Love Life & Circumstance
The Field of Someone Else's Dreams
Far & Away
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Manga Classics: Les Miserables
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
A Brief Respite
A Better Man
Drawing with Your Artist's Brain: Learn to Draw What You See -- Not What You Think You See
Ruby the Red Fairy
Alice in Wonderland
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Fast-Talking Dolphin

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Full Disclosure Blog Tour!

My Review: "Cody had sealed himself inside his heart today. Now all he wanted to do was to protect what was his, and this man in his arms belonged to him." Full Disclosure is a love story. It may not seem like it at first glance with all of the action and crime mysteries, but it is. An out and proud playboy, Deputy Marshall Mitch Knox- aka “My name’s Mitch. I’d really like to hear you use it when I’m fucking you later”- isn’t looking for love and has never even given it a thought, until he begins spending time with the victims in one of his cases. Jace and Colt have the kind of relationship what oozes sweetness and while it may be overkill to some, Mitch finds that deep down he wishes he had that closeness with someone, at least someday. Someday turns out to be that very night. Enter Cody Turner whose sole ambition in life if to become a Texas Ranger. From the moment they meet in a sweaty dance club, sparks fly but distance and a conflict of interest threaten to keep them apart, despite their frequent texts and steamy skype sessions. I enjoyed every moment of their perilous journey to find their own happy ending. Those who have read the first novel, Double Full, will appreciate the cameos from our beloved Jace and Colt as well as revel in the glory that is Mitch and Cody.
Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.

Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.

As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan...especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.

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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting or email me at

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Interview with DS Kenn and a look at Set Adrift

Today I have the honor of featuring DS Kenn and her debut novel, Set Adrift!

Imagine a world where the town vet just might be an animal too, the man who lives in the lighthouse much older than he seems, and the bartender at your favorite bar is definitely more than meets the eye. Set Adrift is a fantastic introduction to what is sure to be an equally fantastic series that I can not wait to get immersed in. In this book you will meet and fall in love with several troubled and quite sexy paranormal characters, while learning about the world DS Kenn has created- a world where otherworlders (paranormal types) live right alongside the humans of the Immortal Isles.

From the Amazon listing:
Terric Blythe is a hybrid demon and wolf shifter. He has passed most of his life in anonymous cities. moving among people without touching anyone's life or letting anyone get too close. His demon nature makes him question whether he has a soul. The list of those who matter to him is short, but when he cares, he does completely. He has allowed himself to love the one person who truly knows him.

Jordyn Kinsley is achingly beautiful, a vampire haunted by her past. Choices and chance brought her into a world filled with evil that ended in tragedy and loss. It was when she was at her lowest point that she encountered Terric. He became what she needed to survive, instinct telling him when to push her and when to be gentle. Over the years, they went from merely fulfilling a purpose for each other to sharing a life.

Their time in New York was quiet; unremarkable in it's routine and based on the strict consistency Jordyn had needed in the beginning. As she recovered, however, she clung to the familiar. The city's anonymity made it easy for Jordyn to isolate herself and merely exist, and Terric knew that was holding her back. After careful consideration, he found their new home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The tip of Cape Cod, where paranormal beings move among the locals, is filled with well-guarded secrets.

Terric helps her heal and discover her strength, and she lets him know that he may be a demon, but he has the heart of a wolf. As Jordyn continues to grow, the question is not if she will be able to stand on her own, but when. Will the wolf go back to living in solitude, or will he follow her lead and explore what life has to offer?

Set Adrift tells the story of love and loss, of deeply abiding friendship, and of sacrifice. The Immortal Isle series will rip your heart out and have you falling in love with the inhabitants of this small coastal town.

This is book one in the series, and it's M/F throughout most of it, but there are M/M overtones and there is a brief M/M scene (not explicit). 

It's basically two people who are damaged and learning who they are, where they belong and what they should be doing. They love each other, and have for years. But there is more out there than being content, and they are realizing that, sometimes, you need to be uncomfortable for awhile, in order to find happiness.

All this angst!

Which I love and then to top it off there is this brewing:

Book two! Book two! Book two! I'll be first in line!

About the Author:

DS Kenn lives in sunny South Florida, between city and swamp. When she isn't spending time with family or working, she can be found taking care of a multitude of rescue animals and writing.
Set Adrift is her first published work, but she has written for several years. She ran a successful writing group on Facebook, which is where she developed the characters you will grow to love or love to hate.

I sat down with DS Kenn for a short interview

JW- How did you start writing and why do you write?

DS- I loved writing in high school and undergrad, but as I progressed to grad school and into my career, creative writing became something I used to enjoy but no longer thought much about. I didn't have time. Until I was laid up after knee surgery and bored with the TV, and beyond sick of Farmtown. I started searching random names on Facebook, and was shocked to see some of my favorite book characters names pop up. I had accidently discovered the world of role play and fanfiction. It didn't take long for me to become hooked. I was in several different groups over a period of about a year, and then I opened my own. My first rule was that all characters had to be original, and couldn't be based on any known series. I created a world for people to bring their characters to, and by doing so, they enriched my little universe and my writing experience. I met some amazing writers and had the chance to develop some characters that I truly love. I write because I can't imagine not doing it now. I have all these characters in my head, their stories waiting to be told.

JW- What is the hardest part of writing for you?

DS- The hardest part for me is to find the time. Well, finding the time and making that time coincide with discipline to sit there and focus. I have ADD, which creates many challenges. I also tend to underestimate how long something will take. And yes, I often get distracted by the shiny stuff.

JW- Who or what do you admire?

DS- I admire anyone who is creative, in any form. People who can make something out of nothing astound me. I am in awe of someone who is confident in what they have created. I love to do photo editing. I am not professional by any means, and I never am satisfied. I am always torn between the multitude of different end results, unable to tell which one is "better." And so I usually end up posting more than one version, or asking ten different people which they think is the best. The person I admire most, however, is my daughter. She is bold, and snarky, and original. She is truly her own person, and as a bonus, she is talented and artistic.

JW- What do you hate?

DS- Hate? I know I should say I don't hate anything, but we all do. I hate rude people. I despise bullies and braggarts. Mostly, I detest liars, manipulators. There is nothing worse than that, in my opinion. I don't understand the need to fool people, cause pain and humiliation. They destroy not just a person's trust in them, but in everyone else. Everyone ends up paying the price for a liar's sin.

JW- Music or no music?
DS- I do listen to music when I write. My playlists are pretty eclectic and if the song doesn't match the mood of the scene, I skip until I find one that does. If the scene is intense, however, all music is turned off. It's not worth losing focus to change a song that messes with the mood of the writing. Oh, shameless plug. Music? There's an app for that  

JW- If you could BE anyone for a day, who would you be and why?
DS- If I could, I would go back and be my younger self for the day. Either on a day when I was at a crossroads and invariably made a poor decision, or on a day when I was being way harder on myself than necessary. I wouldn't want to go back and avoid every mistake I've ever made, because it brought me where I am today, but there are times I should have been a better friend to myself or perhaps should have gotten out of my own way a little bit.

JW- Where would you like to travel?
DS- I've recently realized that I hate flying. At one time, I wanted to go to Ireland, but I can't really see me on a plane for that long now. Maybe someday. Traveling is not that enjoyable for me, I have a lot of animals at home and it's a worry when I am away.

JW- Favorite super-hero or villain and why?
DS- No real favorites on the superheros or villains. I think that my favorite kind of person is both the hero and the villain.

JW- Favorite book character and why?
DS- There are far too many favorite characters to list, and since many of them are my book boyfriends and girlfriends, I can't risk forgetting anyone.

 JW- Hobbies?
DS- My hobbies include photography, and photo editing. I enjoy drawing and painting but am not very good at it. If I do it often, I can do an okay job. I love reading, of course. I love to do photo edits to put with quotes, either famous ones or my own. I wouldn't say it's a hobby, but I am passionate about animals and being an animal advocate. I have a fledgling rescue, I pretty much keep all the special needs ones and spend whatever time or money I can helping other rescues.

JW- And finally, any question you would like to ask me or the readers?

DS- A question for your readers....
What draws you to a new author or series, what catches your eye the most or would be most likely to entice you to try a new and unknown writer?

Let us know in the comments

Thanks for coming by!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Banned Books Week

It's Banned Books Week! Go read one!

Here's a list of the ones I have read.
Ok, here goes. I own several that I haven't read yet, as well as having read....
To Kill a Mockingbird (school), Anthem (school), Alas Babylon (school.... that one was devastating...), Black Beauty, The Great Gatsby (school), Flowers for Algernon (one of my most favorites), Animal Farm (school), The Call of the Wild (about a quarter through?), The Lord of the Rings (just til the second part of Book 1.... could not do it back in the day.), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (school... kinda. need to try again. I skimmed), The Scarlet Letter (school), Uncle Tom's Cabin (school), Where the Wild Things, Diary of a Young Girl- Anne Frank (really young...), Les Misérables (school, I vaguely remember), James and the Giant Peach (school, vaguely remember), Germinal (school. Need to re-read. huge huge book), The Hunger Games, The Iliad and The Odyssey (school), Canterbury Tales (school, maybe), Harry Potter, Go Ask Alice, The Face on the Milk Carton, Blubber, A Wrinkle in Time (ELEMENTARY school), Goosebumps , A Light in the Attic *smh*, Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) (now a tv show!)....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

I have a new novella out and it is a FREE Read!

William Tate's first novella is out and you can download it HERE for FREE! Be sure to also check out the other contributions to this awesome event!

Friday, September 12, 2014

5 Least Known Things About Me

I've decided to move this over to my blog from Facebook since at some point someone might want to know a bit more obscure things about me.

Jayson James    tagged me (several days ago \o/ ) to share 5 least known things about myself and tag another 5 and him. My victims know who they are so I'll leave them out of this, for now. Any one who reads this is more than welcome to join in, in the comments or their own page, profile, blog.

Oh man, I don't even know where to begin! 

1. I was supposed to move to Indiana in my freshman year of high school. My family was going to buy a house that came with a business, a nursery. It was an exciting idea but we didn't go through with it. I was relieved because I was A FRESHMAN in high school! And then I almost went there for college to study art and language, but decided to stay in Michigan instead. Sometimes I wonder.... what if?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blog Tour! Crimson Ties by VL Moon and JT Cheyanne

Today I'm honored to be a part of: 

Crimson Ties Blog Tour

I have two interviews for you. One with a character from the series and one with the two amazing authors! There is also a giveaway!

Crimson Ties
Authors: VL Moon and JT Cheyanne
Series: Crimson Reign, book #2
Pages: 794


Not everything in Heaven is as holy as it seems… 

In Crimson Ties, the second installment of the Crimson Nights Saga, Laziel is nowhere to be found, and with the ferocity of Malachi Denali’s vampiric temperament growing out of control, Rome’s Vatican enclave and those that dwell there risk everything to keep their King’s throne out of Darklon De Sangue’s treacherous hands.
As Darklon’s mental state deteriorates, his treasonous plans to overthrow Malachi know no bounds. With Arial dancing upon a deadly double-edged sword and working to gain Darklon’s trust, this continuing saga keeps everyone on tenterhooks as new treaties are strengthened and friendships are forged by oaths and blood.
Will Laziel return in time to save Malachi from those that threaten the male he loves, or will the fury of Malachi’s distain for emotion see Laziel ascend if he refuses to accept the hand that destiny has dealt him and the gift of his angel’s love?
With emotions running high, and Malachi’s past turning up to haunt them both in the form of the mysterious Vischeral Bourne, the twists and turns may prove too much for Laziel and his vampire. While Malachi and Laziel struggle with fate, an alliance with the wolves and the secrets behind the Nephilim and their sadistic Queen threaten to rock the very foundations of the supernatural world.
Who knows what ties will bind and which will fade away.
With a high element of supernatural romance and erotic sexcapades between male lovers, Crimson Ties may not be to some people’s taste, but for those brave enough to step into the wicked world of Laz and Lachi, we hope that you will read and thoroughly enjoy…
Crimson Ties

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Instead of a review today I’ll just say, if you haven’t started these books yet, you are missing out big time. They're action and angst, pain and longing, joy and triumph, a grab bag of emotions and a lot of hot sex. I also have something special for you:  An interview with vampire Elder Darklon De Sangue given by my alter ego, William, who is joined by some very special guests.

Character Interview - Darklon De Sangue
The interviewer- William Tate, human
The interrogated- Darklon De Sangue, corrupt vampire Elder
Back up- Malachi Denali, the vampire king
            - Laziel, the king’s angel
            - Arial, fallen angel

William: *William glances from one man to the next, suppressing a tremor when his eyes meet those of the vampire he was sent to interview. Darklon De Sangue. Everyone knew he was bad news. He takes his seat and looks down at his hands and the scrap of paper with his interrogation outline printed out neatly. In hindsight, perhaps he should have tried to come up with basic questions NOT meant to provoke Darklon, but knowing that the king and his angel would be there had made him feel brave. Malachi Denali, the king of the whole vampire race, is one of very few vampires Will trusts not to hurt him. In his experience, even the friendly ones could turn on you. The Elder is not going to enjoy this encounter but it seems he brought his own back up. He clears his throat, reaches through the blood bond to his mates to borrow their courage, and raises his head to look upon true evil with a smile.* Thank you for agreeing to this interview, I know how busy you are with all of the scheming and wreaking havoc and all.
Darklon: *Settles into a seat next to Arial and smiles menacingly baring fangs while glaring at the vampire king and his guardian angel* I wouldn't say I agreed to the interview. More like I was forced, but since I'm here. What are your questions?
Arial : *Shifts in his seat and tries to keep a straight face when Laz quirks a brow and shakes his head in warning.*
Will: First things first, Darklon- and I suggest you heed the warning. My mate, well, one of them, is a vampire and he has stated that if you so much as touch me, you’ll die for good. *Takes a deep breath and begins.* Now that we have that out of the way, First question. With your death looming, ya know from all the evil things you do, is there anything you regret?
Darklon: *leans toward the puny human and widens his smile* Before I answer your question, human, please realize that  your little threat doesn't scare me. In fact, I can smell your fear and it's quite enticing. *he felt a heavy hand on his shoulder and glanced back to see Arial's stern, unsmiling face* Fine, I'll behave. I have Vischeral waiting for me at home anyway. There's no way the child can be as invigorating as my vasselo.
Arial: *Wishes he'd brought the hand sanitizing gel and winces at the threat*
Laz:  Now now, Loni...Play nice. Don't want to have to put you in your place again now do I? William, proceed with caution. This motherfucker doesn't care who you belong to and I have enough on my hands with Destahny and her very over protective daddy!
Lachi: *barely restrains a growl at the mention of Bourne's name*